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Hot Seafloor Vent

2011-08-09

Shimmering hot water containing white masses of microbes exits from a seafloor vent. Such so-called “snowblower” vents are seen only right after eruptions—evidence of a vast bloom created by these events.

(Dave Butterfield, University of Washington. Copyright Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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